We all procrastinate. It’s a part of life but there is always something we can do about it. I have enjoyed a fruitful voiceover career. I am looking forward to doing it for the rest of my life but ever since I spoke at Voice 2010 in Los Angeles, I have wanted to pursue public speaking on the side. 2012 is the year where I plan on being more aggressive with that dream. No more excuses. No more, “I’m just too busy to do it this year.” You are NEVER too busy to start something you are passionate about.
I get calls and emails from people all the time who are looking to get into voiceovers. I love these inquiries because I learn something different from each person. It’s exciting to learn what drives them or what made them pick up the phone or write the email in the first place. It’s that first step that takes a lot of courage. The ones who are determined and have a plan are the ones I love working with.
We all need to work together to conquer our fears and start taking action. This isn’t just a blog for voiceover artists. It’s a message for those who have wanted to try photography, music, marketing or whatever! Put your finger on the pulse of what makes you happy and go for it. We’re not getting any younger! A couple of fine clichés there but it’s true! Phrases like, “maybe next year or maybe when I have a little more free time” are killers! When thoughts like this enter your mind, tell whoever is sitting or standing next to you to smack you. Lol!
The fact of the matter is that you will never begin as long as you allow circumstances to dictate your starting point. You must begin at once. Take action and change your life. You cannot succeed if you never start. Learn what steps you need to take to make it happen. You don’t need to launch at light speed. Put together a plan of attack to reach your goals and begin the journey.
“Put one foot in front of the other and soon you’ll be walking out the door!” Did I really just quote the Winter Warlock from “Santa Claus in Coming to Town?” You bet I did!